Comments from the Canyon: Area’s history worth sharing with friends

Lynn Moncus Our lives along Route 66 are enriched by the many travelers we see and the opportunities they give us to learn about other areas. Many of those travelers are interested in the history of Route 66 and are eager to talk about what life was like during the growth and development of that […]

Book review — July 28

“It was a time of unrest, unemployment, and the search by Americans for stability and security, when J. H. ‘Jim’ Stiles opened his sign shop in Tucumcari, New Mexico. The date was 1935, and he saw a small vibrant community in need of his talents. As a sign painter of recognition across the upper areas […]

Motor tour draws more than 40 to Tucumcari

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Thomas Garcia On Saturday the vintage classic cars, newer cars, trucks with campers in tow and RVs set out from the Tucumcari Convention Center on the first leg of the Route 66 Motor Tour. “I am from Amarillo and love Route 66,” said Bob “Crocodile” Lile. “When I found out this tour was going to […]

Motor tour draws 40 residents

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QCS Staff Participants in the inaugural Route 66 Motor Tour will arrive Friday in Tucumcari. Forty people pre-registered for the three-day tour along Route 66 from Tucumcari to Gallup, said Vickie Ashcraft, president of the New Mexico Route 66 Association. Ashcraft said the New Mexico Route 66 Association is sponsoring the tour to encourage people […]

City to discuss lighting

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari City Commission will hold a public hearing to discuss restoring lighting along west Route 66 to promote safety and commerce. Route 66 from the Tucumcari Convention Center west to Interstate 40 has been without street lights for two years. The hearing is set for 5 p.m. May […]

McCartney’s visit to Tucumcari was story to remember

By Lynn Moncus Although Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell stopped along Route 66 in Tucumcari on August 7, 2008, the occasion is still very fresh in the memory of Ruth Daniels, owner of Things on 66 Blvd. Recently, she shared her story with me and allowed me to read the story by Luke Dennehy in […]

12-2 Community calendar

Dec. 11 Center Street United Methodis Chruch Chancel Choir will perform its annual Christmas concert, 7 p.m. Service Clubs Altrusa Club of Tucumcari: First and third Wednesday of each month, noon, Pow Wow Restaurant, 801 W. Route 66. Call 461-1377. American Legion Auxiliary: Bingo, 2:30 p.m. Sundays, Bingo Hall, 100 S. Eight St, Logan. Call […]

Senior runs to inspire fellow seniors

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Thomas Garcia A Illinois senior citizen is running the “Old Mother Road” from Chicago to Santa Monica to inspire other senior citizens to live a active and full lifestyle after their retirement. “I was going to be 71 on July 21, 2009 and it seemed like a good idea to run Route 66,” said Emory […]

Rally: Party on with Route 66 schedule

Freedom New Mexico Rally: Party on with Route 66 • Events: Biker games and bike and car show • When: June 19-20 at the Quay County Fairgrounds June 19 • Noon: Vendors and beer garden open, raffle tickets on sale. Try your luck on mechanical bull. • 2 p.m.: National Guard Color Guard followed by […]

12-06-2008: Calendar

Calendar for Saturday12-06-08 December Today: 10 a.m., Pecan Treasures Show, Tucumcari Convention center, Convention Center, 1500 W. Route 66 Blvd. Call 461-4079.Today: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., a Christmas to Remember, tree viewing, style show and luncheon, chili cook off and Christmas Shopping, Santa arrives at 7 p.m., Tucumcari Convention center, Convention Center, 1500 W. […]